Integrating VMware Fusion with AirWatch's MDM capabilities allows businesses to add flexibility to corporate device management with Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) solutions.

Push the VMware Fusion profile from the AirWatch Console to allow for management of both the host device and corporate applications. After the VMware Fusion application is installed, these profile settings allow you to manage the application, including applying volume licenses, configuring UI defaults, and other advanced deployment settings. As needed, administrators can quickly remove the VM application when the laptop is unenrolled.

Important:

The application cannot be installed until the profile settings are pushed to the device. Even if the VMware Fusion app is available in the app catalog, the VM Fusion profile must be configured to complete integration.

  1. Administrators must upload the VMware Fusion application to the AirWatch Console. For more information about application management, see the Mobile Application Management (MAM) Guide.

  2. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Apple macOS > Device Profile.
  3. Configure the profile's General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Select the VMware Fusion payload.
  5. Configure the VMware Fusion settings.

    Setting Description
    Volume License Enter the volume license key for the VMware Fusion software.
    UI Defaults
    Prompt EULA Select this check box to ask end users to agree to the terms of an End User License Agreement at installation.
    Prompt Antivirus Check Select this check box to ask end users to perform an anti-virus check at installation
    Prompt Registration Select this check box to ask end users to register the software at installation.
    Prompt Data Collection Select this check box to ask end users to agree to data collection at installation.
    Show License Key Views Select this check box to view the license key applied to the application.
    Software Update Choose how the application will be updated from the drop-down menu.
    Locations
    App Directory Choose to change the default location of the VMware Fusion application.
    VM Directory Choose to change the default location of the virtual machine.
    Support
    Support URL Enter the company URL that directs end users to a website for help. By default this will point to standard Fusion help.
    Update Enter the company server name that will send Fusion updates. By default this will point to standard VMware's software server.
  6. Configure Advanced settings if needed. The only reason to have an explicit entry in this section is to change the name or location of any specific application or virtual machine by entering its name as it is the (including its .app extension) as a key and the absolute path to the destination app as its value.
  7. Select Save & Publish to push this profile to devices.